Boys & Girls Club raises $550,000 at ‘Youth of the Year’ event

2022-03-14T22:14:53-04:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County named Joodlhy Charelus as its 2022 Youth of the Year, a recognition program for local teenagers who exemplify the virtues of good character, academic excellence, community service and strong leadership. Held Feb. 22 at Club Pelican Bay in Naples, the 10th annual Youth of the Year celebration [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $18,483 for Golisano Children’s Hospital during Children’s Miracle Network holiday campaign

2022-01-06T11:28:04-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $18,483 during its Children’s Miracle Network holiday campaign, which helps fund life-changing medical treatments for pediatric patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Customers at Sunshine Ace were able to donate by rounding up their purchases or choosing a dollar amount at the register. The Downtown Naples store location raised [...]

LadyCakes launches Caring Through Cakes boxed cake drive through Dec. 23

2021-12-07T10:26:00-05:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

LadyCakes Bakery is kicking off the giving season with Caring Through Cakes, a boxed cake drive to be held through Thursday, Dec. 23 to benefit the Cape Coral Caring Center, a nonprofit that provides food and utility assistance to neighbors in need. LadyCakes is asking Southwest Florida to help local families by donating boxes of [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises over $17,000 at Fashion to a Tea

2021-11-02T09:45:16-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $17,125 at Fashion to a Tea, a luncheon and fashion show featuring community leaders as models. Fashion to a Tea, held Oct. 27 at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, included an elegant high tea luncheon, silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show. Models showcased chic, [...]

Celebrate hot styles, hot drinks at ‘Fashion to a Tea’ on Oct. 27

2021-09-21T09:26:21-04:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host its third annual Fashion to a Tea luncheon and fashion show on Oct. 27 to generate awareness and support for Charlotte County children living in foster homes or temporary shelters. Fashion to a Tea includes an elegant high tea luncheon, silent auction, fun surprises and [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $3,800 for Children’s Miracle Network through Blue Buckets campaign

2021-08-23T13:52:56-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $3,800 during its three-day Children’s Miracle Network Blue Bucket Days campaign to help provide life-changing medical care for children across the region. Sunshine Ace customers were able to purchase a limited-edition, blue 5-gallon bucket for a $5 donation, and in return, they received a 20% discount on nearly everything they could [...]

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County to host Great Futures Grand Slam luncheon on Oct. 18

2021-07-27T11:57:34-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is launching its annual Great Futures Start Here fundraising campaign at the Great Futures Grand Slam luncheon on Oct. 18. The Grand Slam luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s Nichols campus in Naples. The luncheon [...]

Dress for Success SW Florida announces fashion designers for signature fundraiser Aug. 27

2021-07-23T10:30:53-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida has almost reached its goal of a sold-out event and has only 52 tickets available for its signature fundraiser, A REcycled Night Through the Decades, on Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. A REcycled Night Through [...]

Pace Center for Girls brings back Love That Dress! shopping event Aug. 19-21

2021-06-30T14:36:40-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is bringing back its popular fundraising event, Love That Dress! with a new twist. This year, the event will be three fun-filled days of shopping Thursday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 21 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, [...]

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware, Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets helps raise over $32,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

2021-05-18T14:10:17-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets helped collect more than $32,000 during a spring fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network. Through its monthlong “Round Up for the Kids” campaign in April, customers rounded up their purchases to help provide life-changing medical care to children across the region. Donations collected at Crowder [...]

Community Cooperative’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit honors the late Sam Galloway, Jr., raising money for the hungry

2021-05-18T12:04:04-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit was held May 6 to raise much needed funds for Community Cooperative. The event honored the organization's founder, the late Sam Galloway, Jr., who passed away in March. Community Cooperative’s Board of Directors announced the Community Café, known as the Fort Myers soup kitchen, [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises over $32,000 during spring campaign for Children’s Miracle Network

2021-05-11T12:41:52-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware stores on Florida’s west coast collected more than $32,000 during a spring fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network. Through its monthlong “Round Up for the Kids” campaign in April, customers rounded up their purchases to help provide life-changing medical care to children across the region. Donations collected at Sunshine Ace stores [...]

Dress for Success SW Florida announces sponsors for 2021 Shop for Success

2021-02-12T17:32:58-05:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida will be hosting a two-day shopping event, Shop for Success, on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Drive. VIP tickets start at $50, offering exclusive early shopping opportunities. General admission is free on Feb. 13 from 10 [...]

New date set for Community Cooperative annual Soup Kitchen Benefit May 6

2021-02-03T10:21:04-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit for Community Cooperative will be held May 6 at the service garages of Sam Galloway Ford in Fort Myers. The evening features a southern-style dinner prepared by local restaurants and businesses as guests raise much-needed funds to support those struggling with hunger and homelessness. [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,600 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2021-01-25T10:10:27-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a $12,600 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. The impactful donation is a result of funds raised through Aubuchon Team of Companies’ annual fundraising event, “Helping Hands for the Holidays,” which was held virtually this year. The donation [...]

Women in Business to host Sweethearts and Scholarships Feb. 3

2021-01-25T09:54:35-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Fundraiser to support scholarships for non-traditional students The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its annual “Sweethearts and Scholarships Wine & Dessert Auction” fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a chance drawing for a variety of wine, [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $66,800 at Voices of Hope Gala

2021-01-15T14:07:58-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $66,800 at its inaugural Voices of Hope Gala, a virtual event that included passionate testimonials from volunteer child advocates and longtime supporters. Proceeds will help the Guardian ad Litem Foundation recruit, train and support volunteer child advocates, as well as provide financial assistance to help meet [...]

Tickets still available for Guadalupe Center’s ‘Circtacular’ on Jan. 21

2021-01-15T12:15:43-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Community members wanting to enhance education and create endless possibilities for students in Immokalee still have an opportunity to purchase tickets for Guadalupe Center’s Circtacular fundraising extravaganza. The Jan. 21 virtual event will be livestreamed and help generate proceeds to support Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs: the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $95,000 for Children’s Miracle Network during 2020

2021-01-12T12:35:57-05:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $95,000 for two local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, through a series of successful fundraising campaigns in 2020. The locally owned company has supported Children’s Miracle Network for many years, but for 2020, Sunshine [...]

Pace Center for Girls launches Virtual Holiday Auction Dec. 7-11

2020-12-01T14:10:35-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host its first Love That Dress! Virtual Holiday Auction on Dec. 7-11, offering an expansive selection of high-end packages, products and experiences up for bid to support Pace programs. Each year, generous donors provide dozens of silent auction packages to feature at Pace’s Love That Dress! shopping extravaganza. [...]

Lee Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of gratitude

2020-11-30T09:18:48-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee Health’s fundraising team and volunteers honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Lee Health Foundation is celebrating 25 years of philanthropic support for lifesaving health and wellness care in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation and its supporters have made it possible for Lee Health to serve its growing community with comprehensive medical resources [...]

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation issues a $200,000 community challenge grant to expand pediatric cancer treatment at the Naples Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic

2020-11-25T16:17:50-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Clark Family Foundation also grants $100,000; community support is still needed The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has issued a $200,000 challenge grant to build a pediatric hematology and oncology infusion clinic in Naples. The Clark Family Foundation has stepped up to meet the match by donating $100,000. An additional $100,000 is still needed [...]

Better Together launches Hopeful 100 Club

2020-11-25T15:16:03-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

$100 monthly recurring gift keeps a child out of foster care Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, has introduced the Hopeful 100 Club to encourage monthly recurring gifts of $100 that cover the costs of keeping a child out of foster care and families together. Since March, Better Together has seen a [...]

Better Together seeks donations for HopePacks for children living with host families

2020-11-20T15:07:13-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, is seeking donations for HopePacks to provide basic hygiene, toiletry and other necessities for children participating in the Better Families program. Since March and the onset of COVID-19, the nonprofit organization has seen a 155% increase in the number of requests for help due to the [...]

Community Cooperative calls on the community to spread cheer with food and gifts this holiday season

2020-11-12T11:34:24-05:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Community Cooperative is asking partners and supporters to step up to provide meals and gifts to families and the homebound elderly for its annual Full Plates Project and Holiday Outreach programs. The drives to provide food and gifts to community members in need is especially critical this year as many people are still struggling with [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Magic Under the Mangroves virtual gala, ‘The Magic Hour’

2020-11-09T09:39:32-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pandemic precautions will not stop the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s popular annual fundraising event, Magic Under the Mangroves. On March 4, 2021, the annual event that has been named one of the top charitable events in Naples will be virtual, and as always, full of surprises. Katrina Lundmark-Kash has been named chairperson of the 2021 [...]

Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament raises over $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

2020-10-21T10:24:21-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 13th annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Lee Building Industry Association, raised more than $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care. Held in September at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, the fishing tournament featured a live auction to raise funds for Lee BIA Builders Care. The donations will support [...]

Nonprofit fundraising during times of uncertainty requires creativity, communication

2020-09-29T11:55:19-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , |

Successful fundraising campaigns and initiatives support a nonprofit’s mission through the good times and bad.  During times of crisis, though, fundraising can be a challenge. Potential donors may be facing financial or personal hardships of their own. Foundations may be more cautious when awarding grants. More charitable causes are vying for a limited pool of resources.  Don’t give up!  Charities that cultivated and nurtured relationships with donors over the years have laid [...]

Guadalupe Center announces date, sponsorship opportunities for ‘Circtacular’ virtual fundraising extravaganza

2020-09-28T12:36:48-04:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, prepare to be amazed at Circtacular, Guadalupe Center’s circus-themed virtual event to be livestreamed on Jan. 21. In 2021, Guadalupe Center’s signature fundraising gala will be a circus-themed virtual extravaganza featuring an interactive livestreaming experience that captures the excitement and energy of the circus. Rather [...]

Stefanie Edwards of Community Cooperative earns Certified Fund Raising Executive credential

2020-09-18T08:21:45-04:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stefanie Edwards, chief development and operating officer of Community Cooperative, was recently awarded her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification, showing professional achievement and commitment to fundraising. The credentials are awarded based on work experience, continuing education and passing an exam. Each CFRE recipient signs an ethics agreement. Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises over $37,000 for Children’s Miracle Network through ‘Round up at the Registers’ summer campaign

2020-09-04T18:37:54-04:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised more than $37,000 for two Children’s Miracle Network hospitals on Florida’s west coast through the company’s “Round up at the Registers” summer campaign. From July 1 through Aug. 31, Sunshine Ace customers were able to make donations and round up their purchases at the register to support Children’s Miracle Network. Between [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company releases Adyn Strong, a limited-edition Pilsner to benefit Cape Coral boy battling leukemia

2020-08-04T16:43:49-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is introducing Adyn Strong, a new light and refreshing German Pilsner brewed for a special cause. “Fort Myers Brewing fans likely remember our friend Adyn Pickett, the Cape Coral boy who is fighting leukemia,” said Jen Whyte, co-owner of Fort Myers Brewing Company. “Last year, we hosted a silent auction and [...]

Advanced Aesthetic Solutions to host Cosmos & Kisses July 6

2020-07-01T12:14:07-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

In honor of National Kissing Day, Advanced Aesthetic Solutions will host Cosmos & Kisses on Monday, July 6, a donation and supply drive to benefit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. The Cape Coral Animal Shelter – a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter providing adoption services, medical care, education and training – is in need of supplies [...]

Create a virtual fundraising event that attracts guests, donations

2020-06-25T11:41:02-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , |

Nonprofits that canceled fundraising events because of COVID-19 still have tremendous opportunities to raise awareness and support for their organizations.  Virtual fundraising events, if skillfully planned and executed, help an organization continue moving its mission forward. Several benefits of virtual events include: (1) Staying top-of-mind among key stakeholders; (2) Reducing expenses by not having venue, food and beverage or rental fees; (3) Unlimited “attendance” [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware launching ‘Blue Bucket Days’ fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network

2020-06-19T10:27:41-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is launching a new summer campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals that provide medical care for youth along Florida’s west coast. From July 1 to 31, customers at Sunshine Ace stores can make donations at the register to support Children’s Miracle Network. Then from July 31 to Aug. 2, [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware raise more than $25,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

2020-05-26T13:18:46-04:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Customers at Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware teamed up to raise more than $25,000 for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through the “Round Up for the Kids” charitable campaign. Between March 16 and April 30, customers were given the option of rounding up their purchases at the cash register through a new [...]

Cypress Lake Golf Club members donate $20,000 to Harry Chapin Food Bank

2020-04-29T10:09:07-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Cypress Lake Golf Club’s four-day Drive Out Hunger Challenge raised $20,000 to help Harry Chapin Food Bank provide healthy meals to Southwest Florida families. Held April 22-25, participating club members pledged a specific dollar amount for every stroke during their round of golf, making donations by cash or check after 18 holes. Director of Golf [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware awards EGGFest prizes to St. Matthew’s House, March of Dimes

2020-05-18T15:23:31-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has continued its tradition of supporting nonprofits through its annual Big Green EGGFest, even though COVID-19 forced the cancellation of this year’s event. Slated for April 4 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, Sunshine Ace Hardware quickly pivoted after Florida issued a “Safer at Home” order. A Virtual EGGFest, held on the [...]

The 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic raises $525,000 for Kids’ Minds Matter

2020-04-03T16:33:06-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic and Tee Party offered baseball fans the opportunity to meet players from the Red Sox and raised more than $525,000 for Kids’ Minds Matter. The Tee Party was Feb. 17 at the newly renovated The Forest Country Club and included food, entertainment, as well as silent [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter raises record $2.8 million for pediatric mental health initiatives

2020-03-06T11:38:36-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter’s fourth annual Secret Garden Gala raised a record $2.8 million for pediatric mental and behavioral health services in Southwest Florida on March 4. Since its founding in 2016, Kids’ Minds Matter has raised approximately $10 million to support its mission to increase access to care to ensure children receive the right care [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware launching ‘Round Up for the Kids’ campaign supporting Children’s Miracle Network, Golisano Children’s Hospital

2020-03-03T10:05:16-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is launching its “Round Up for the Kids” charitable campaign to help raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida through the Children’s Miracle Network. From March 16 through April 30, customers at any of Sunshine Ace Hardware’s nine locations along Florida’s Gulf Coast can round up their purchases at the [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces auction lots up for bid at 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2020-02-10T16:10:28-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

A stay on a private island in Belize, an unforgettable tour through Sonoma Wine Country, a Texan ranch retreat... These are just a few of the 38 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the Live Auction of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,500 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2020-01-30T10:21:32-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a $12,500 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. Funds will support Builders Care in its mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew to be held April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers

2020-01-28T14:50:41-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care will host its 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. The annual event features Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” as well as live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors and fun-filled [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital micro-preemie Ellie O’Neal named 2020 Child Artist

2020-01-07T13:22:45-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities’ 2020 Child Artist, Eleanor “Ellie” O’Neal was born at just 23 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces. A “micro-preemie,” Ellie was born while still inside her amniotic sac, which likely protected her during her unexpected, early arrival. “You picture yourself holding your newborn in the hospital, but it would be [...]

Italian adventure, Napa trip and Caribbean cruise among auction lots at Guadalupe Center’s ‘Be Flamazing’ gala on Jan. 16

2020-01-06T13:49:25-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced seven exclusive auction lots up for bid at its Jan. 16 fundraising gala, highlighted by a luxurious, fully customizable weeklong trip to Italy. Be Flamazing is a flamingo-themed gala that includes a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted [...]

Guadalupe Center announces sponsors for ‘Be Flamazing’ fundraising gala

2019-12-23T14:20:25-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced names of sponsors for its Be Flamazing fundraising gala on Jan. 16. The Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy & Paul Heuerman is the Presenting Sponsor. The Moglia Family Foundation is a Nebraska-based nonprofit founded in 2006 that primarily offers grants to education and health-related organizations. Be Flamazing will feature [...]

Inaugural golf tournament raises $111,625 for KOVA Foundation

2019-12-17T16:42:57-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

KOVA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire hope, enhance quality of life, and contribute to health and well-being in Southwest Florida, has raised $111,625 through its inaugural Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs, the tournament was held Oct. 21 at Talis Park Golf Club in Naples, featuring lunch [...]

2019 Shop for Success raises nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida

2019-11-20T10:51:42-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

More than 300 designer-name fashionistas and bargain hunters came together to help raise nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida at the nonprofit’s biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success. The shopping extravaganza held Nov. 8 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower featured 5,000 square feet of gently used [...]

VIP tickets still available for 2019 Shop for Success Nov. 8

2019-10-28T12:52:01-04:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Signature shopping event to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida VIP tickets are still available for Dress for Success SW Florida’s biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success. The shopping extravaganza will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 [...]

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